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Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Treatment for Hip Conditions Should Not Rest Solely on MRI Scans, Say Researchers

When it comes to treating people with hip pain, physicians should not replace clinical observation with the use of magnetic resonance images (MRI),...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET PRP Treatment Aids Healing of Elbow Injuries Say Researchers

As elbow injuries continue to rise, especially in pitchers, procedures to help treat and get players back in the game quickly have been difficult to...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Elbow Position Not a Predictor of Injury

Elbow position alone appeared to not affect injury rates and performance in college-level, male pitchers say researchers presenting at the American...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET New Data Provides Direction for ACL Injured Knee Treatments

Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction improves quality of life and sports functionality for athletes, according to research...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Steroid Injections Prove Effective in Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations, Researchers Say

The use of epidural steroid injections may be a more efficient treatment option for lumbar disc herniations, according to research presented today at ...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Kids May Lead to Higher Rates of Associated Knee Injuries, Say Researchers

Kids treated more than 150 days after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury have higher rates of other knee injuries, including medial meniscal...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Amateur Football Players Not Always Keen on Returning to Play After ACL Injuries

Despite the known success rates of reconstructive Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery, the number of high school and collegiate football players ...


Feb 11, 2012, 12:01 ET Helmet Fit Critical to Preventing Concussion, Say Researchers

Concussions and the issues that can occur following one, continue to be a serious problem for football players. However, one simple game strategy:...


Jul 10, 2011, 08:00 ET Vitamin D Lower In NFL Football Players Who Suffered Muscled Injuries, Study Reports

Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems; a recent study being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for ...


Jul 09, 2011, 08:00 ET Loss of Motion After Knee Surgery May Increase Osteoarthritis Risk, Research Suggests

The onset of osteoarthritis may be related to a loss of knee motion after reconstructive ACL surgery, as noted in new research presented at the...


Jul 08, 2011, 08:00 ET Study Shows Lace-up Ankle Braces Keep Athletes on the Court

Lace-up ankle braces can reduce the occurrence of acute ankle injuries in male and female high school basketball players, according to research...


Jul 07, 2011, 08:00 ET New Research Points to a Possible Gender Link in Knee Injuries

Gender may be associated with an increased risk of cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injured knees, according to research being...


Jul 07, 2011, 08:00 ET Previous Cancer History Increases Chances of Clotting Disorders After Knee Surgery, Study Suggests

A history of cancer was a significant risk factor for developing blood clotting issues following knee arthroscopy, according to a study being...


Jul 01, 2011, 06:00 ET Peter A. Indelicato, MD, Former University of Florida Team Doctor Installed as AOSSM President

Peter A. Indelicato, MD, Wayne Huizenga Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the...


Feb 19, 2011, 12:01 ET Hamstring Grafts Prove More Effective in ACL Knee Reconstruction, Study Says

Patients receiving anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction with a hamstring tendon graft rather than a knee tendon graft were less...


Feb 19, 2011, 12:01 ET Specialized Blood Plasma Treatment Does Not Improve Rotator Cuff Healing, Study Finds

Improving healing after a rotator cuff tendon repair is an ongoing problem for orthopaedic surgeons world-wide. Researchers, presenting a study at...


Feb 19, 2011, 12:01 ET Weight Loss Improves Knee Pain From Common Arthritic Condition, Study Says

Knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA) is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes, especially former NFL...


Feb 19, 2011, 12:01 ET Study Shows Young Patients May Benefit from Microfracture Knee Procedures

Surgical treatment using microfracture for pediatric knee injury repair may improve activity outcomes, according to research presented at the...


Feb 19, 2011, 12:01 ET Misguided Public Perception on What Tommy John Surgery Can Do for Pitching Performance Apparent in New Study

Despite known risks and outcomes of the common elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery, parents, coaches and players still have incorrect...


Sep 08, 2010, 06:00 ET Return of Football Season Brings Attention to High Injury Rates and Need for Prevention

With fans anticipating the return of their favorite college and NFL players, thousands of young athletes also are conditioning for football programs...